Representations of Karelians and the Karelian language in Karelian and Russian local newspapers
Keywords: Karelian, minority languages, critical discourse analysis, Karelian newspapers, minority media, language revitalisation
AbstractThe paper presents the results of a critical discourse analysis study conducted on two Karelian and two Russian local newspapers that are regularly published in the Republic of Karelia. Minority language media is often considered an important tool in minority language preservation. This paper focuses on representations of the Karelian language and culture in both minority and mainstream newspapers and the effects that these representations may have on the preservation and revitalisation efforts of Karelian.